Los Angeles choreographer JESSICA KONDRATH | THE MOVEMENT shares an evening of modern dance with Santa Barbara-based Weslie Ching Dance. Kondrath takes the elegant, sculptural lines of ballet and deftly distorts them, creating poignant dances that are at once beautiful and awkward. Ching's work favors walking patterns layered with repetitions of quick, idiosyncratic gestures and abstract themes inspired by scientific principals. While their work differs aesthetically, both are at heart formalists, interested in creating work that stimulates via visual and energetic patterns rather than overt narrative.
Ching will be sharing The Entirety of Us, a light-hearted and quirky quintet based on the prismatic spectrum and the nature of light, Summer Eyes, a steely solo inspired by summer thunder storms, and Corpus/Chorus, a quartet that draws movement inspiration from principles of mechanics. Kondrath will be premiering a new work entitled Many Moons which is a quintet inspired by lunar cycles, gravitational pull, and with weightlessness of space with music by Los Angeles based Wolvez and graphic designs by Diana Baumbach.
Wolvez is West Coast experimental rock and roll by Erik Herrera, Ed Hudecek, and Aimée Lay, who will also be performing live throughout the evening.
In the gallery space of ARC Pasadena, an installation of visual artist Diana Baumbach's work will be on display.
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ARC Pasadena (View)
1158 East Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
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